Shreyas Talpade: ‘The Lion King’ was the best opportunity to make Aadya feel proud
The animated family drama ‘The Lion King‘ hits the theatres this week. The film is creating all the right noises across the globe. The ‘Golmaal’ actor, who is also a proud father to Aadya, revealed why he has taken up this film and lent his voice for the iconic character of Timon (for Hindi version).
Shreyas Talpade has not only lent his voice for Timon, he has also sung the popular song ‘Hakuna Matata’ song for the Hindi version. While sharing his experience of doing this song, he informed IANS, “While dubbing for Timon, I was just humming ‘Hakuna Matata’, I didn’t know that the dubbing director was around. She heard me and approached me to ask if I could sing a song for the film. Initially, I was nervous because singing was something new to me. Later, though, I got a hang of it and gave it my best.”
“My daughter Aadya is just one. Right now, she won’t be able to understand anything but in a couple of years when she grows up, she will watch the ‘The Lion King’ and be able to recognize her father’s voice. Aadya was a major Force in prompting me to take up this project. I want to make her feel proud of my work, so I felt ‘The Lion King’ was the best opportunity,” he concluded saying.
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Thank you @disneyfilmsindia for thinking of me as #Timon and making me a part of something as classic as #LionKing. PS. @iamsrk I played your best friend in Om Shanti Om and Now 12 years later I get to play #AryanKhan's best friend! Here's to life…It has come full circle! 🥰🤗 #Repost @disneyfilmsindia (@get_repost) ・・・ Pride Rock welcomes the cast of #TheLionKing. In cinemas July 19.
Coming back to the film, Bollywood celebrities such as Shah Rukh Khan, Aryan Khan, Sanjay Mishra and Ashish Vidyarthi have also dubbed for the Hindi version of ‘The Lion King’. The film releases on 19th July.